Tyler Perry, the ever-busy creator, has some intriguing projects in the pipeline that have grabbed our attention. While he’s become synonymous with BET, his forthcoming projects are venturing onto Netflix and Amazon Prime, expanding his storytelling canvas. These upcoming projects promise to explore a diverse range of topics, including history, politics, and the complexities of marriage, each with its own unique storytelling flair.
One aspect that stands out is the impressive casting choices, which add to the anticipation surrounding these projects. From heartfelt dramas that resonate with audiences to revealing documentaries that offer a glimpse into Perry’s own remarkable journey, here are five of his upcoming works that you’ll want to keep an eye on.
“Six Triple Eight”
Tyler Perry’s upcoming Netflix film, “Six Triple Eight,” boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, Ebony Obsidian, Milauna Jackson, Kylie Jefferson, Sarah Jeffery, Pepi Sonuga, Shanice Shantay, Jay Reeves, Jeanté Godlock, Moriah Brown, Baadja-Lyne Odums, Gregg Sulkin, Dean Norris, Susan Sarandon, and Sam Waterston. This film brings to life the inspiring true story of the 6888th battalion, the only all-Black, all-female World War II battalion. Perry takes on the roles of writer, director, and producer, crafting a compelling Netflix drama that depicts the incredible journey of 855 women. These women faced the monumental task of sorting and delivering a three-year backlog of undelivered mail during the war, overcoming discrimination and challenging circumstances. Their motto, “No Mail, Low Morale,” reflects their unwavering determination. Perry’s adaptation draws from Kevin M. Hymel’s article, originally published in WWII History Magazine by Sovereign Media, shedding light on their remarkable, yet underreported, achievements.
“Mea Culpa” is another of Perry’s projects with Netflix, where he takes on the roles of writer, director, and producer. This film features an all-star cast, including Kelly Rowland, Trevante Rhodes, Sean Sagar, Nick Sagar, and RonReaco Lee. In the movie, a criminal defense attorney embarks on a career-defining case, defending an artist accused of murdering his girlfriend. Perry, Angi Bones, Will Areau, and Rowland serve as producers, promising a gripping narrative that explores the pursuit of justice and the complexities of the legal system.
“Divorce in the Black” stars Meagan Good, Cory Hardrict, Joseph Lee Anderson, Taylor Polidore, Shannon Wallace, Richard Lawson, and Debbi Morgan. Perry takes on the roles of director and producer for this film, based on his own script. The story revolves around Ava, a young bank professional whose life crumbles when her husband, Dallas, abruptly leaves their marriage. As Ava embarks on a journey to salvage their relationship, fate reveals Dallas’ hidden misdeeds, impacting not only their marriage but also Ava’s quest to find her true soulmate. Cory Hardrict portrays the role of Dallas, adding depth to this exploration of love, betrayal, and personal growth.
“Black, White & Blue” is a gripping police brutality drama written, directed, and produced by Perry, premiering on Prime Video. The cast includes Kat Graham, Tyler Lepley, Meagan Tandy, Josh Adeyeye, RonReaco Lee, Jimi Stanton, Shannon LaNier, and Nick Barrotta. The story follows Fela Blackburn (Tandy), whose life shatters when her husband, Rodney Blackburn (Adeyeye), is killed by a police officer. With the support of her best friend Marley Wells (Graham), a lawyer, and Marley’s husband Tony Wells (Lepley), a former cop turned private investigator, they strive to uncover the truth and seek justice. However, as the plot unfolds, Fela uncovers a web of lies and betrayal that entangles her existence, making for a riveting exploration of justice, truth, and personal sacrifice.
“Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story”
Amazon Studios is set to release “Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story,” a documentary that has been in the making for a decade. Debuting on Prime Video on November 17th, this documentary pays homage to Perry’s late mother, Willie Maxine Perry, who greatly influenced his life. Directed by Gelila Bekele and Armani Ortiz, the documentary offers an intimate look into Perry’s journey, highlighting both his professional success and personal transformation. Beyond Hollywood’s glitz, it delves into his lesser-known struggles and triumphs, stemming from childhood trauma and turning adversity into motivation. This documentary promises to provide a deeper understanding of Tyler Perry, the man behind the iconic films and stories we know and love.
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